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Bangalore news June 5 highlights: Bangalore journalist found dead; police suspect suicide: Nipah virus alert in 8 Karnataka districts

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Heavy rain hits in Bengaluru. Express Photo by Ralph Alex Arakal

Bangalore news June 5 highlights: In what is seen as a welcoming move, Bangalore’s local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to plant one lakh trees across the city. The decision was taken after Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun held a meeting with experts on Tuesday to discuss steps to be taken to avoid trees getting uprooted in heavy rains. According to BBMP’s plan, the new trees will include varieties of Neem, Mahogany, Pride of India, Nerale, Pongam, Honge, Champaka, Sampige and Tabebuia among others.

Meanwhile, the Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) has notified that traffic restrictions will be in place at various roads in Bengaluru in the light of Eid prayers. Vehicular movement will be restricted in Nagavara main Road, Tannery Road and Millers Road (Idgah Grounds) from 6 am to 12 pm today (June 5), according to a statement by BTP.

At the same time, the weatherman has predicted rains/thundershowers in some areas in the city today, mostly by evening. According to the India Meteorological Department’s daily report, Bangalore will witness a “partly cloudy sky. Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 32 and 23 degree Celsius respectively.”

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Bengaluru International Airport and Bengaluru City railway station go green

As part of observing World Environment Day, Bangalore city’s major gateways to other destinations – the Kempegowda International Airport and KSR Bengaluru City railway station – have taken various steps towards becoming greener and more eco-friendly.

While the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) announced that a “calming and immersive garden experience” awaits commuters in months to come, the South Western Railway (SWR)’s Bangalore Division commissioned a new vertical garden at Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Bengaluru railway station on Wednesday. SWR is also now harnessing on using solar energy, with 805 kWp solar panels installed in stations across the Division which generate about 12,07,500 units of electricity annually.

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Heavy downpour in Bengaluru

Thundershowers with gusty winds in and around Bengaluru. Traffic snarls reported from MG Road, Residency road, Koramangala, Mysuru road, Tumakuru road and Malleshwaram.

Nipah Virus fallout: Karnataka puts eight districts on high alert

After a fresh case of the Nipah virus was confirmed in central Ernakulam district in Kerala on Tuesday, Karnataka health department has put on high alert eight districts in the state. 

A circular issued by the Directorate of health and family welfare services says that an inter-departmental coordination committee meeting should be convened immediately including veterinary departments in all the eight districts.

Read: Nipah Virus fallout: Karnataka puts eight districts on high alert

Bangalore journalist found dead; police suspect suicide

A Bangalore journalist working with a regional TV channel allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Bengaluru on Wednesday morning.  The deceased has been identified as Nayaz Khan, a reporter from Praja Tv, a Kannada news channel in Karnataka. The incident came to light in the morning when Nayaz Khan’s wife saw the body in the bedroom at his residence in KR Puram in east Bengaluru.

Read: Bangalore journalist found dead; police suspect suicide

Now, libraries in police stations in Bangalore

Police in Bangalore are now turning to books to keep themselves ‘intellectually fit’, thanks to a novel idea of starting libraries at police stations. The mastermind behind the move, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru South) K Annamalai, told Indianexpress.com that such a development is important to ensure police officials also grow to become good human beings. “Primarily, the idea came through as a stress-buster to police officials while at their respective stations itself. It is important that each one of them becomes a well-grounded human in order to become capable of handling the society’s problems,” he says.

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Karnataka health department has put on high alert in eight districts for Nipah virus

After a fresh case of the Nipah virus was confirmed in central Ernakulam district in Kerala on Tuesday. The Karnataka health department has put on high alert in eight districts of Karnataka on Wednesday.

The health department has identified Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru as that are vulnerable districts and alerted the district administrations and hospitals to submit a compulsory report on the daily outbreak regarding Nipah.

Citizen identifies challenges for the BBMP, BMTC and traffic police in Bengaluru. 

Citizen identifies challenges for the BBMP, BMTC and traffic police in Bengaluru. 

Krishna Byre Gowda planted saplings on the occasion of World Environment Day

Karnataka minister Krishna Byre Gowda planted saplings on the occasion of World Environment Day.

16,000 saplings planted by residents of Bellandur

Residents of Bellandur along with forest and police department planted around 16,000 saplings in and around Bellandur in East Bengaluru. 

Live pollution report in Bengaluru

Average Air Quality in Bengaluru is Satisfactory on Wednesday, 05 Jun 2019 11:00 AM

Health Impact: Minor breathing discomfort to sensitive people.


Significant Pollutant is PM2.5 in BTM Layout, Kadabesanahalli,Hebbal and Hombegowda Nagara.

Bengaluru mayor plants saplings at BBMP head office

Bengaluru City Mayor, Gangambike Malikarjuna and BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad planted saplings on the occasion of World Environment Day in the BBMP head office. 

Suresh Angadi visits SWR Bengaluru Division Office

Newly appointed minister of state (MoS) for railways Suresh Angadi visited South Western Railways Bengaluru Division Office. 

Bengaluru traffic police celebrates World Environment Day

Bengaluru Traffic Police celebrates World Environment Day by planting saplings in various police stations in the city.

Live wires kill 8 year old school boy; principal arrested

Live wires powering CCTV cameras and drawn along iron grills in a Konanakunte school claimed the life of an eight-year-old boy on June 1, confirmed police. M Akshay, a class 3 student of St. Francis Convent at Jambusavari Dinne in Konanakunte near JP Nagar, was playing on the first floor of the school building when the tragedy occurred. Police have arrested the principal of the school.

Also read: Bangalore’s ‘electric shock’ death toll rises by the day, even as BESCOM talks of awareness

Fire tender kills a biker in Bangalore

A 36-year-old private company employee succumbed to the injuries he suffered after a fire tender rammed his motorbike near Lumbini Garden, Nagawara, on Tuesday evening. The victim is identified Hemachandra Singh, resident of Kodigehalli.

World environment day message by Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

In his message on the occasion of world environment day, Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stressed on the need for environmental protection. 

World Environment Day: PC Mohan takes part in celebrations at Ulsoor Lake

Member of Parliament from Bangalore Central P.C. Mohan attended the special World Environment Day programmes organised at Ulsoor Lake on Wednesday. Soon after the event, the MP took it to Twitter to thank the staff at the venue. "A big thank you to all staff members at Ulsoor Lake who worked hard and long to ensure perfect preparations for the celebrations," he wrote on Twitter.

KSR Bengaluru railway station gets vertical garden

The South Western Railway (SWR) opened a new vertical garden at KSR Bengaluru City railway station this morning. The inauguration of the same was done by Ashok Kumar Verma, Divisional Railway Manager, Bengaluru Division at 10 am on Wednesday. 

Tejasvi Surya leads Environment Day events in Bangalore, hundreds join in

India's youngest MP in the current Lok Sabha Tejasvi Surya led events held in Bengaluru to observe World Environment Day on Wednesday. As he planted saplings and painted dividers along Kanakapura Road, hundreds of citizens including celebrities from the film industry joined the initiative. 

Let's leave behind a legacy that is clean & green & makes us proud of Namma Bengaluru.

World Environment Day: CM Kumaraswamy urges people to be eco-friendly

"On this World Environment Day, let us pledge to ensure a cleaner planet and fresh air and water for our future generations," Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy wrote on Twitter. 

Eid: Traffic restrictions till 12 noon

Meanwhile, the Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) has notified that traffic restrictions will be in place at various roads in Bengaluru in the light of Eid prayers. Vehicular movement will be restricted in Nagavara main Road, Tannery Road and Millers Road (Idgah Grounds) from 6 am to 12 pm today (June 5), according to a statement by BTP.

Bangalore LIVE air quality check


Average air quality in Bengaluru is 'moderate'. At 9.15 am, PM 2.5 (Fine Particulate matter) is at an 'unhealthy' level if you are near Brigade Road or Mathikere. The same is at 'moderate' levels near Banashankari and Doddanekundi.

More than 2k tree branches fell, 1.6k electric poles broke due to rains in 2019: BESCOM

According to Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM)'s latest data, as many as 2159 trees branches fell due to heavy rains in the city from January 1, 2019. During the same time, it has been noted that 1,660 electric poles were also broken. However, BESCOM officials claim that they have been on their toes to clear the damage by replacing 1,467 electric poles to ensure uninterrupted power supply on a warfoot basis.

Environment Day: Tejasvi Surya to lead cleanathon and tree planting

As part of observing World Environment Day, a special 'cleanathon' is currently underway at Kanakapura Road. Sapling plantation at SSVM School, Vasavi Road to follow shortly. Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya wrote on Twitter that he will participate in the event.

BBMP to plant 1 lakh new trees across Bangalore

Bangalore’s local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to plant one lakh trees across the city. The decision was taken after Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun held a meeting with experts on Tuesday to discuss steps to be taken to avoid trees getting uprooted in heavy rains. According to BBMP’s plan, the new trees will include varieties of Neem, Mahogany, Pride of India, Nerale, Pongam, Honge, Champaka, Sampige and Tabebuia among others.

Janata Dal (Secular)’s Karnataka state president Adagur H Vishwanath resigned from his post on Tuesday citing his party’s poor performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls. The JD(S) suffered a massive defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with party supremo HD Devegowda also having lost from Tumkur.

Read: JD(S) Karnataka chief H Vishwanath resigns over party’s defeat in Lok Sabha polls

Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka minister Ramalinga Reddy has openly criticised the party leadership for the debacle in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

Read: Karnataka Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy raises banner of revolt

Meanwhile, a father hanged his 12-year-old son from the ceiling fan and the whole incident was captured on a phone camera by his 17-year-old daughter. The video has gone viral in Bengaluru.

Read: Family ‘suicide pact’ in Bangalore caught on camera

Here are a few contacts that might come handy for you in emergency situations: BBMP Control room: 080-22221188 In case of power disruptions, contact BESCOM: 1912. If the water supply is hit at your area, contact BWSSB: 1916.